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Cartoons on the Bay Festival Unveils its Program

The 4th edition of Cartoons On The Bay, the International Festival of

Television Animation, will be held in Positano (Amalfi Coast), Italy,

April 14-18, 2000. Cartoons on the Bay is the only festival in the

world solely dedicated to television animation. Promoted by Rai

Radiotelevisione Italiana and conceived and organized by Rai Trade,

the festival is an international event with awards, workshops,

lectures and events centering on the ever-changing world of

television animation. 60 works have been selected this year for the

Pulcinella Awards Competition. The various Pulcinella Awards include

best character of the year, program of the year, and many other

categories involving animated series and films, as well as a new

award for the Best Short Film for TV. The International Panorama will

present 132 programs from 21 countries. The Conference On Television

Animation will present a series of 12 panel sessions. Key panel

sessions include: "Cartoons and Licensing," "How to Make Toons in the

Far East," and "Special Considerations for Creators of Children's

Media." Under the banner "Focus On The Studios," a new section has

been incorporated to recognize the most dynamic and vigorous

independent studios. This year, the spotlight will be on Cromosoma

(Spain), Varga Studio (Hungary), La Lanterna Magica (Italy), Klasky

Csupo (USA) and TMS (Japan). For more information about Cartoons on

the Bay 2000, visit the festival

web site,

call (++ 39) 0637 498 315, or fax (++ 39) 0637 515 631.